What are the Best Technical Analysis Books?

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Ask Bella
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We received this question from an SMBU reader:

Hello Mike,ask Bella

I have been trading for about a year.  I would like to improve  my knowledge in trading but unfortunately do not have the money for vocational training.  Would you recommend great authors or books on technical analysis?

Thank you so much!

Bella’s Response

In the past I have recommended two books on technical analysis from friends of SMB:

a) Adam Grimes, The Art and Science of Technical Analysis

b) Brian Shannon, Technical Analysis Using Multiple Time Frames

You might also consider:

c) Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques,  Steve Nison

d) The Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, Tom Bulkowski

e) Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets,  John Murphy

What are your favorite technical analysis books?

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Mike Bellafiore is the Co-Founder of SMB Capital and SMBU, which provides trading education in stocks, options, forex and futures. Bella is the author of One Good Trade and The PlayBook.

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  1. I stumbled across Adam Grimes book from a previous recommendation from one of Mike Bellafiore’s articles. The clarity that Grimes uses in explaining concepts(in my opinion) is almost peerless.

  2. The Evolution of Technical Analysis – Andrew W. Lo and Jasmina Hasanhodzic, 2010

  3. I would add:

    Trend Following by Michael W. Covel

    But saying that on the net you can find all info that you will always need and even much more.